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Phoenix police chief fired after press conference

• USA Today

.... Brewing resentment came to a head last month, when union leaders at the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association jointly called on their members to cast "no-confidence" votes in their chief. The move was buoyed by the suicide of a former officer who had been fired by Garcia for a DUI. Ballots are due by Jan. 5.

Garcia's public-relations woes escalated this month when an officer shot and killed an unarmed black man after the officer mistakenly believed the man was clutching a gun....